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West Virginia Water Research Institute Seminar Series

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This series will consist of monthly online seminars focused on current research being done through the WV Water Research Institute.

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Overview: The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WRI) will host a Virtual Seminar Series from December 2020 through February 2021 to highlight current water research and remediation projects affiliated with WRI. Each session will feature three presentations pertaining to a particular theme followed by Q&A. Presenters will consist of various WVU researchers and specialists affiliated with WVWRI, many of whom will be undergraduate and graduate students involved in research projects. The purpose of this series is to share current water-related research with interested outside organizations and the public.

When: The sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of each month from November through February. Each session will take place from 2:00-3:00 pm.

Location: Zoom

Registration: You must register for free through Eventbrite by clicking "Select a Date" above. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link to attend.

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United States Geological Survey-funded Research | 12/16/2020, 2:00-3:30 pm

Evaluation of Water Allocation Models for West Virginia: Leslie Hopkinson, PhD, Hannah Foley, Andrew Hay, Wilson McNeil, and Ethan Wimer

West Virginia Water Use Assessment of Federal Datasets: Nicolas Zegre, PhD and Eric Sjostedt

Bromide, Chloride, Sulfate, and TDS Trends in the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers: Joseph Kingsbury

Brownfields: The Science of Redevelopment | 1/20/2021, 2:00-3:30 pm

This session will highlight the work of the Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU which assists communities in assessing, cleaning up, and redeveloping contaminated sites. The types of projects and the barriers to clean-up will surprise you.


Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU

  • Carrie Staton, Interim Director
  • Nicole Dias, Project Associate
  • Ray Moeller, Economic Redevelopment Specialist

Acid Mine Drainage Research and Remediation | 2/17/2021, 2:00-3:30 pm

Lambert Run Watershed Restoration: Sarah Cayton

Monitoring Fecal Coliforms and E. Coli in Watersheds Impacted by Acid Mine Drainage: Emily Garner, PhD and Claire McDonald

3rd Presentation TBD

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